11th Airborne Reactivated in Alaska

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11th Airborne Reactivated in Alaska

The historic 11th Airborne Division is back on the Army’s active rolls.

With a focus on operations in extreme cold weather and high altitudes, the division was reactivated June 6 during ceremonies at Alaska’s Fort Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

AUSA Releases 5 New Podcasts in January

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AUSA Releases 5 New Podcasts in January

The Association of the U.S. Army is kicking off 2022 with five new podcast episodes in January, including an interview with the leaders of the 173rd Airborne Brigade and an update from the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade.

First up in the “Army Matters” series is an interview with Christine Lathrop, AUSA’s deputy director of membership, who will talk about the association’s “Welcome Back” campaign and how AUSA membership supports soldiers and the Army.

The episode is available Jan. 3.

AUSA Releases 7 New Podcasts in December

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AUSA Releases 7 New Podcasts in December

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing seven new podcast episodes in December, including exclusive interviews with paratroopers who deployed for the Afghanistan evacuation mission and a look at the role of hypersonic weapons on the future battlefield.

Inside the 82nd’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Mission

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Inside the 82nd’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Mission

A new special podcast from the Association of the U.S. Army reveals the thoughts of 82nd Airborne Division leaders about the unprecedented Afghanistan evacuation mission they undertook in August. 

Army Innovation Challenge Expands to All Services

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Army Innovation Challenge Expands to All Services

The XVIII Airborne Corps’ quarterly innovation challenge encouraging soldiers to submit ideas to improve operations has been expanded to include competitors from all the military services.

Called “Dragon’s Lair,” the competition follows the format of Shark Tank, the popular TV show in which contestants present their ideas to wealthy investors in the hopes their ideas will get funded.

101st Airborne Learns Key Lessons From ISIS Fight

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101st Airborne Learns Key Lessons From ISIS Fight

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)’s 1st Brigade Combat Team had their agility tested during a recent deployment to Iraq and Syria, but the lessons learned proved invaluable, the soldiers said.

Army Wants to Retain Alaska Airborne Brigade

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Army Wants to Retain Alaska Airborne Brigade

Two years ago, the Army announced plans to downgrade the 25th Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) to a task force, but the reduction of about 2,600 soldiers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, may not happen.